NY NOW’s mission for genuine leather with German Fuentes

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Let’s Get Real

There’s only one place to find real of anything with your handbags, accessories, or clothing collections, it’s at NY NOW at the Javits Center here in New York City, where the latest fashions can be found along with an array of home decor vendors, a clear cut look at what the brand’s about, and what it’s made of, nothing is more clean and honest about where leather comes from, which can be answered by German Fuentes.

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From start to finish, German Fuentes specializes in only genuine real leather when making their handbags or all kinds in an elaborate selection of colors that pop at every corner, only to get boosted by the real leather that brightens up handbags in every way possible.

German Fuentes for 7 years this brand has existed has found its popularity with the crossbody bag, consisting of long chains or drawstring handles that you can easily wear across your body, clutches, purses, and traditional handbags are made to be the best handbag possible because you’re able to wear it as a crossbody handbag.

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The newest item to German Fuentes’s family of real leather handbags are what the young people are wearing, wristlet handbag, midsize handbags you can wear around your wrist, and you can also wear as a crossbody bag thanks to its gold chain handle that uplifts your body to new heights.

No matter the size handbag you require, German Fuentes has a genuine real leather handbag for you that’s shipped right out of its Miami, Florida headquarters and are made-to-order soon after you put your buy in, you can be trendy, or you can be traditional, and still look hot with its bright shiny colors, gold chain body straps, and real leather for that extra shine.

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daisyd and friends greets you whimsically at NY NOW

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Friends In Pop Culture

It’s day 2 of NY NOW here at the Javits Center in New York City, and it’s as hopping and vital as ever, with tremendous foot traffic seeing vendors offering home decor, fashion, and interest items that are home-ish and used outside your home in the real world, you need as much humor as possible to face the tough decisions and pitfalls of life, you need daisyd and friends who do nothing but greet you all-year-round on every item possible.

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Made up of 27 different designers here throughout the Northeast part of the United States, daisyd and friends lets all those creators express themselves and the world around them on pins, coffee mugs, and greeting cards, daisyd and friends tap into the icons of pop culture like “Ted Lasso” Elton John, “Clueless”, Lady Gaga, and “The Golden Girls” to give you a much-needed boost to your birthday, the holidays, and even just a regular day that makes your work day a little more worth while.

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While most greetings encourage you to live another day, other greetings like “I’m Very Busy” or “I’m Not Your Therapist” also keep you in line with the sole purpose to motivate you into dealing with your problems outside work and don’t bring them on the job, plus there are those very blunt birthday greetings that force you to look at who you are as a person.

Merging pop culture with ongoing issues of the day that turn into a life-long struggle, plus stark reminders that you are wonderful each and everyday, daisyd and friends for the past 2 decades and into the future are on a mission to save this world from turmoil with their whimsical greeting cards, plus greeting card gestures transferred onto other items in very colorful and pop culture-fied ways, leaving you referring Elton John as “I’m Still Standing”.

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NY NOW stops the spread of pandemics & e-coli from airplanes with GO-BE

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Make The Skies Friendly Again

From across the country and around the world, thousands have flown in today for NY NOW here at the Javits Center in New York City, the premiere destination for decor all throughout your home, as well as jewelry, shoes, and women’s contemporary fashion you’ll feel right at home with wherever you call home, landing safely is key, both to NY NOW and back home, but safety goes beyond the tarmac, germs travel no matter where you go, they even go home with you right from the plane, especially the tray table used by billions worldwide on a daily basis, opening up the possibility for sickness by e-coli or COVID-19, NY NOW spotlights GO-BE, who makes tray table covers as a firewall to slow down the next great pandemic from spreading.

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GO-BE are antimicrobial airplane tray table covers that are anything but the typical tray table cover, it’s reusable, totally sustainable, and can be washed over and over again without wearing down, making them completely safe to use no matter the travel destination, keeping you and your family safe from sickness, where the FAA found recently that e-coli lives on tray tables for a week, and anti-bacterial wipes are classified as environmentally-unfriendly, loaded with harmful chemicals, costly to buy constantly, and wasteful for the environment.

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One of GO-BE’s founders, Cornelia, was extremely concerned about the germs found on tray tables on airplanes, her suspicions were right, because her son, Jake, is autistic, and severely immunocompromised, surviving a long battle with leukemia, believing the tray tables riddled with germs were largely to blame for Jake’s illness, immediately after traveling on airplanes especially.

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The chemistry behind GO-BE is HeiQ HyProTecht, a sustainable, extremely effective antimicrobial technology registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that transforms textiles into an antimicrobial surface.

Developed by Swiss scientists, HeiQ HyProTecht inhibits the growth of bacteria on our GO-BE fabric.

Stemming from recycled plastic bottles, HeiQ HyProTecht chemistry’s antimicrobial properties are long-lasting, each one of GO-BE’s sleeves are thoroughly tested by a reputed third-party laboratory to ensure that the HeiQ HyProTecht will remain effective for at least 25 washes in the washing machine.

So these sleeves can be used again and again, eliminating the need for those nonbiodegradable single-use disinfectant wipes.

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Another neat mechanism with GO-BE sustainable tray table sleeves are their cases containing 2 sleeves in one case are magnetic, making it entirely possible for you to clip GO-BE around your suitcase, so you can easily remember to grab your GO-BE before you check your luggage in while boarding your flight.

Apparently as seen here, GO-BE tray table sleeves come in neat fun colors, as well as kid-friendly prints as it protects your children from viruses, you can also buy single packs of GO-BE to get yourself in the first class window seat to safety.

From first class to business class to coach, even on a train or a bus, make it your top priority to buy GO-BE tray table sleeves, so you and your family can stay safe from diseases that can change your life forever, while doing your part to keep global pandemics from manifesting.

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Provence Platters spins cheese on wine tops at NY NOW

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The Big Cheese

Here at New York City’s Javits Center, today is the first day of NY NOW’s Summer 2022 home goods and fashion trade show, where tons of exhibitors line the showroom floor, making you feel right at home with items such as kitchen decor and necessities, plus children’s gifts and a few women’s apparel collections, Daniel plus Lauren settles down into party mode by breaking out the cold cuts and cheeses with Provence Platters.

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For those of you who scrimmage around the kitchen, trying to find whatever nicknacks there are to serve up cheese and bread while the red wine in you gets you into first down mode, the confusing part of the scrimmage comes to an end with Provence Platters that come in medium to large sizes, and yours truly gets fixated by “Wheel Of Fortune” with the Lazy Susan mechanism at the bottom of each wine barrel top made up of French and American Oak, also hand forged from iron handles made in the borough just an A Train down that is Brooklyn at their Brooklyn foundry.

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This isn’t just a wine barrel top holding loaves of bread, it’s Provence Platters largest, and most popular wine barrel top, where multiple trays are not needed, you can hold all your party foods onto this beautifully hand-crafted wine top with Lazy Susan in action, and you can hold up to 400 pounds on the life of this party, a completely different life for a wine barrel top that once had a 4 year life of sealing aging wine, wine barrel tops are completely rebuilt by Provence Platters, and Swiss Biscuit system holding all the joints together.

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To properly maintain your Provence Platters wine barrel top food board with Lazy Susan, use Provence Platters’s very own organic beeswax without the need to wet or submerge your food wheel for any extended period of time, just wax on the beeswax, as the beeswax makes it safe to serve food on your Provence Platters wheel top barrel serving board with Lazy Susan.

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Provence Platters also makes other items made the exact way their famed wheel barrel top is made like ice buckets that keep your wine cold during the buzz you feel in whatever phase of the party scrimmage you’re in, flat boards without Lazy Susan also in circle wine top fashion at smaller sizes you can gift your loved ones and friends, plus oval boards still having those hand forged iron handles right out of the borough of Brooklyn where Provence Platters is based, and super-large wine corks that sit on the floor which are the perfect place for you to take a seat as you spin your wine barrel top for a few or more of your friends when it’s party time.

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Shop Keke Palmer’s September Cover Shoot Look From Women’s Health For Under $50 !

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Green Is Stylish

Keke Palmer is the cover star for the September issue of Women’s Health.

In the interview, which hits newsstands August 16th, the “Nope” actress talks about “The power of saying no and protecting herself.”

She says, “Everything I’ve been through has taught me how to love myself more.”

Her cover and interior shots showcase just that. Styled by executive fashion director Kristen Saladino, Palmer shows off her strength both mentally and physically, wearing a variety of stunning athleisure outfits in bold colors paired with comfortable yet chic shoes.

Palmer’s cover looks embody her personal style as she discusses her self-care routine as well as how she practices yoga, meditation, eating healthy and rest.

Life is a balancing act.

We should all take a page out of Keke’s playbook.

Sometimes you wear heels and sometimes you need to wear flats.

And what better way to give your feet a break (and some love) than to slip on a pair of comfortable (and stylish) flat sandals.

And you can love your bank account too with a pair for under $50!

A sneak peek at this cover shoot has made everyone want to shop her looks.

And here’s the good news.

The Rag & Co white flat toe ring thong sandals that she is wearing with her Live the Process green bodysuit, are only $45!!

Shop her look here.

Available in white, tan and black.

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Dr. David Shusterman, MD of New York City rejuvenates your prostate without surgery

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You Don’t Have To Suffer

While attending the Curve lingerie trade show in New York City on August 1, and as Curve was holding their Summer Soirée Party for its vendors and press, Daniel plus Lauren was introduced to Doctor, David Shusterman, MD, who specializes in reversing the dreaded process of a man’s prostate becoming enlarged as he gets older, where it becomes difficult to do simple things such as urinating, or enjoying sex, through Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE) Treatment at 1 Prostate Urology, and NY Urology, the only doctors in New York City that truly can fix your prostate.

Forget all you’ve heard about treating an enlarged prostate through over the counter supplements that are just placebos for the mind, the matter of an enlarged prostate does not go away, Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE) is a minimally invasive treatment rejuvenating the prostate without surgery, performed as an outpatient procedure that brings your prostate back to the level it was at when you were a kid, and no general anesthesia is required.

This high-tech, state-of-the-art procedure begins with a tiny pinhole like puncture in your upper thigh to gain access to your arterial system.

Using specialized X-ray equipment, a doctor called an Interventional Radiologist (IR) guides a catheter (a small hollow tube) to the vessels that supply blood to your prostate.

Once the IR reaches this location, embolic material (small particles about the size of a grain of sand) is injected through the catheter and into these blood vessels, decreasing blood flow to your prostate. The IR then repositions the catheter in order to treat the other side of your prostate.

Depriving the prostate of oxygenated blood will cause it to shrink, thereby improving your urinary symptoms.

When the IR has completed embolization of the prostatic arteries, the catheter is gently removed. The entire PAE treatment can typically take anywhere from one to four hours to perform.

One year after PAE, average prostate size is seen to shrink by approximately 40 percent, easing urinary symptoms, sparing erectile function, preserving sexual function and improving quality of life.

PAE is a safe treatment option for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and, like other minimally invasive procedures, has significant advantages over conventional surgery.

Men who’ve undergone PAE have reported experiencing a high degree of satisfaction, which has long lasting durable results.

Dr. David Shusterman, MD is also featured in Insider magazine, where Dr. Shusterman created a “Bladder Botox” for those driving up from New York City to The Hamptons, the problem was those driving up took forever to get to their destination because they had to stop to pee (plus very few stops en route), “Bladder Botox” reduces the size of a man’s prostate, plus it decreases urinary frequency for women, eliminating the stigma of “Hamptons Bladder”.

Enhancing the quality of life is job one for Dr. David Shusterman, MD, who sees high tech solutions for improving your body’s organs for not only life enhancement, but adding years to your life where you don’t have to accept the fate of getting older, or living with the minor, major, or deadly conditions that you have, there’s more life you have to live, not just for you, but for your family, friends, and your kids.

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PROJECT New York SS23 by Patricia Ann Parenti

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After 2 years this men’s tradeshow returned to NYC at Iron 23 on July 18 – 19, 2022. This show was all about the new Gender-Neutral trend that is happening in fashion right now. Some other terms used are Gender Fluid meaning fluidity or freedom away from traditional gender identities and Non-Binary. What this means is that clothing is meant to be worn by people that identify with neither male/female but a combination of both sexes. Some examples of this trend are sheer blouses and satin trousers for men and don’t forget the pearl necklaces. Whereas these trends use to be only for women before except for rock and roll guys or other stage performers. Other fashion trends were long shorts to the knee and big bell bottom pants that looked like they were right out of the 1970s. All the brands I interviewed are part of Informa Markets Fashion for Change incubator program that was created to elevate and support new design talent for minority-owned brands. WWW.PROJECTFASHIONEVENTS.COM

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Arie, whom I interviewed told me the story that he came from Toranto to live in NYC to “dive into fashion”. He rose up from being homeless but still made his own clothes and dressed up to go “clubbing” at night to Raves, and rich kid parties where he networked to get ahead. In a motel he started screen printing tee Shirts with slogans such as “Pussy Builds Strong Bones” and by building this tee shirt collection got him out of homelessness. ✊ In Spanish the name La Ropa means clothes. After tee shirts he made cut and sew sweats, flared jeans faux fur vest, trucker hats and biker jackets. Look at his cool motif with red lips outlined in black on the floor in photo and on black socks. Everything is made in Los Angeles, CA so you know you are getting high quality. Prices retail: Hats-$200.00, Jackets $700.00 – $1,300.00, Jeans $500.00, Shirts $300.00. You can either buy on the website or go in person in the store and have Arie help you pick out some great items for yourself. WWW.LAROPA.LIFE The store is located at 441 Broadway at Howard Street, New York, NY 10013. Open 12 – 7 PM everyday

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All clothing is sustainable and from recycled fabrics that are made in Los Angeles for quality control. Black owned brand that focuses on Inclusive Fashions or in other words Gender-Neutral clothes for everybody. The inspiration for the collection is Glam Rock in the 1970s. Fabrics used are recycled polyester and organic wool and cotton. Pant sizes are 29 – 36, tops and jackets sized Small to X Large. Since this is Gender Neutral put are men’s sized, I’m going to tell you what size women’s pants I wear and translate it into this brands pant size. I wear women’s size 6 pant at H & M which fits me perfectly and here I would wear size 29 pants. The slogan for this brand is “Fashions are expressions of Love” and “Fashion are Climate Action”. Prices $200.00 – $1,300.00. Available online in November WWW.SOV-ER-EIGN-TY.COM

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These designers (see photo) are from the Bronx, NY so it was fun talking to them because I live in NYC where Hip Hop rules! One of the partners K$ace started with one necklace that turned into a clothing, footwear, jewelry and hat collection called Reason which is based on communication and humanity. Unfortunately, his 1st collection blew up in a house fire and as you can see this is where the name for the business comes from. Everything is made in Atlanta, GA . PayPal put on his first fashion show that gave him his big break. As you can see the theme is Retro Hip Hop and 1980s Fashion. Some cute styles are wool bucket hats with jewels that are total Gender Neutral and comes in 8 colors at $124.00 retail. Jewelry features pearls and lockets in 925 Silver and Swarovski Stones (high quality materials) that is handmade with their logo on the back and retails for $218.00. Patchwork and applique clothing tells a story of cruelty and compassion. Flags and patchwork are mixed together to bring world peace together. Clothing retails from $200.00 – $300.00 and sizes S – XXL WWW.WHENSMOKECLEARS.COM

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The designer in the photo got tired of people asking her about tee shirts at tradeshows because as we all know tee shirts are a staple of people’s wardrobes these days. So, in return she decided to make 6 different tee shirts to shut them up and call the collection “EVERYBODY WANTS A FUCKING TEE SHIRT” 🤣 Her tee shirts concentrate on social and political issues with slogans such as “Spare Some Change” which is about homelessness, “A Ward of State” meaning a feeling that you belong to the Government by being in prison or foster care and another one that says “Choice” that is about Roe vs Wade an abortion law. The line is about changing the world thru fashion by bringing awareness of major social issues in the USA. The fabrics are upcycled, natural cotton, linen and wool. Tee shirts are 100% cotton. Some of the pieces not in my photo are made of functional fabrics that are knife, bulletproof and fire resistant. Prices $75.00 – $3,200.00. Sizes XS – XL All made in NYC WWW.CHELSEA-GRAYS.COM

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NY NOW® Summer 2022 Market Returns to Connect and Inspire Brands, Designers and Buyers

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New York, NY (August 10, 2022)

NY NOW® Summer 2022 Market returns to the Jacob Javits Center in New York, August 14 –17, 2022. The semi-annual event, known as the gift and home wholesale market show of the year, is once again bringing brands, buyers and designers together in the heart of New York City. As the central hub for the market community, a place of discovery and innovation, NY NOW will showcase diverse product offerings across gift, accessories, global design, home design, luxury lifestyle, toy, stationery and more.

“The Summer 2022 Market will symbolize the next step in NY NOW’s transformation. We’re so excited to discuss and promote our synergy with Bulletin, walk the show together as one united team, and start building relationships with their powerful network of brands and retailers,” said Karalynn Sprouse, EVP, Retail.

This year’s market will feature over 950 brands and makers and joining the festivities are special guests, HGTV favorites, Keith and Evan. Returning to the show are Swahili African Modern, Greentree Home Candles, Tommy Mitchell, Seda France, Apotheke, Corkcicle, Jianhui London, Chez Gagne, Professor Puzzle, Folkmanis and YOTTOY.

Strong international presence will be seen with brands exhibiting from over 35 countries including 9 international pavilions – UK, Morocco, Chile, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ghana, Korea, India, and Vietnam. Located throughout the market, each pavilion will feature brands from the country with products across apparel, home goods, accessories and more. “The return of the international brands to NY NOW marks a new beginning for the show and for the Gift industry,” said Indira Franca, Director International Business Development, NY NOW. “NY NOW renews itself with the strong response and commitment from its international customers and partners. We’re delighted to lead the industry bounce back and its enhanced global reach. At NY NOW, we’re ready to host and facilitate the international community as they expand their business in the United States.’’

Additionally, Bulletin Inc, the wholesale marketplace Emerald recently acquired that connects over 3,000 independent brands with 26,000+ retailers, will join the Summer 2022 Market to present and engage with the NY Now community. The company will be showcasing and meeting customers on-site throughout the market, with the goal of infusing the iconic NY NOW Gift and Home Show with Bulletin’s entrepreneurial spirit, industry expertise and extensive customer base of brands and retailers come 2023.

“We’re excited to join our first NY NOW Gift and Home Show,” said Ali Kriegsman, Vice President, Gift & Home. “This is an amazing opportunity for both Bulletin’s and NY NOW’s brands and retailers to gain exposure with new audiences to build successful brands. We’re looking forward to being an integrated part of the NY NOW family and merging our expertise to continue helping small brands grow and succeed.”

In addition to helping guests discover new brands, products, and a world of inspiration from the rich colors and brand stories, guests can enjoy an array of events including talks and panels with industry experts, demonstrations, trend displays and more.

For more information on the 2022 Summer Market happenings and a full list of events please visit https://nynow.com/market-happenings-2/ and follow along on social media for timely updates.

To register visit www.nynow.com.

To inquire about exhibiting, please contact Rachel Krug at Rachel.Krug@emeraldx.com or Indira Franca for International inquiries at indira.franca@emeraldx.com.

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Spoil Your Dog With These Ivy Cove Luxury Items For National Dog Month

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Doggy Dog World

As if we needed a reason to splurge on our little pups, what better time than August as National Dog Month to treat our favorite canine companions to all the best accessories that, let’s be honest, they definitely need, from Ivy Cove!

From luxury collars, leashes and harnesses to chic poop bag holders (yes, that’s right!), carriers and even travel pet bowls that fold flat, your doggie will never be so stylish!

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With unique designs and quality materials (like premium, responsibly sourced leather and high quality metal hardware), taking your dog out for walks and adventures just got a lot cuter.

Shop all the Ivy Cove pet accessories and treat your best friend to the look of luxury they deserve.

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Steve Jobs turtleneck designer, Issey Miyake, dead at 84 years old

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Uniform For Tech Revolution

Ever wonder how Steve Jobs got his iconic black turtleneck look with jeans?

It was from none other than Issey Misyake, who designed Job’s famous attire that lead to a new revolution in the computer industry with Apple’s personal computer, Macintosh in 1984.

Steve Jobs walked into Sony one day, and was so impressed by the work jackets worn by employees that were designed by Misyake, that he made a failed attempt at getting his employees to wear what Jobs wore each day, but the look never wore off on Steve, wearing it to his dying day.

And it was today that The Verge reported that Issey Misyake, the designer of Steve Jobs attire, plus the man famous for two-dimensional flatness of garments brought together by clothing, art, and technology, died on August 5 at the age of 84.

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